CM OPENS IAS OFFICERS MEET
Our Correspondent, 16 Dec. 2016
Bhopal : Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s anger and agony over charges levelled on him and his family on the Vyapam issue came to the fore at the inaugural function of the IAS service meet here on Friday.
Chouhan, without taking names, said that some RTI activists were doing ‘cheap and dirty things’. He said some of them are good but some have ganged up and are harassing people in the name of RTI. Such persons should be strictly dealt with.
Chouhan appreciated IAS officers but also took a dig at them. He said he likes officers who take bold decisions. He said those who cannot should have opened grocery shops instead of joining the IAS.
He said IAS officers in the state are divided into factions. There should be no conflict between officers and people’s representatives. He urged the IAS officers to ensure that dignity and decorum of the service is maintained. Welfare of the people should be paramount. Chouhan said some people commit mistakes intentionally while some are victims of circumstances.
Citing the rationale behind making welfare schemes for the girl child, Chouhan said he wanted that the girl child should not be treated as a burden on the family. He shared his idea with IAS officers and they came up with several schemes for the welfare of the girl child, which are running in the state. Chouhan said car, bungalow and security should not make one forget that these facilities have been given to serve the public. He said informality between officers should be within limits and if those breaching limits will be taken seriously.
Speaking with media persons, Chouhan said such meets are necessary. People become ‘Frog in the Well’ sitting in Vallabh Bhawan and their brain stops working due to dealing with files day in and day out.
Tender apology or face legal action
RTI activist Ajay Dubey, commenting on chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s statement, said the latter should either make the names of “cheap activists” public and take legal action against them or tender public apology. Dubey said a legal notice would be soon served on Chouhan asking him to tender an apology for trying to tarnish the image of whistleblowers.
33 IAS officers transferred in major reshuffle
Our Correspondent, 23 Aug. 2016
Bhopal : In a major bureaucratic reshuffle on Monday, the Madhya Pradesh government transferred 33 IAS officers and relieved 15 others from additional charge of various departments, including Iqbal Singh Bains (1985 batch), principal secretary of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
Bains has been assigned the responsibility of state's newly-formed "happiness department" apart from the eergy department. Transfers of district collectors, which were long due in some districts, were not made effective due to severe flood situation in parts of the state, said sources in the secretariat.
Bains is replaced by Ashok Barnwal (1991 batch) as principal secretary to chief minister, who was serving in food, civil supplies and consumer affairs department. KC Gupta (1992 batch) has now been given this responsibility. Besides, his current assignment in horticulture and food processing department, Barnwal has also been assigned the charge of state's aviation department.
Another senior bureaucrat of 1988 batch, ICP Keshri, who was serving as principal secretary of energy department and office in special duty (OSD) in the office of resident commissioner, MP Bhavan, has been transferred to New Delhi as special commissioner (coordination), MP Bhavan.
Two senior bureaucrats, Manoj Govil of 1991 batch and his wife Pallavi Govil of 1994 batch, who was waiting for their new postings after return from two year deputation, has given major responsibilities. Manoj Govil has been appointed principal secretary of PHE (public health engineering) department in addition the charge of managing director, MP Jal Nigam.
He replaced Pankaj Agrawal who has been appointed as principal secretary of water resources department, a major change in the interest of in charge minister Narottam Mishra.
Pallavi Govil has been given the charge of commissioner health services and food security besides, controller, food and drug administration. Till now, Dipali Rastogi (1994 batch) was holding this responsibility, who has been shifted as commissioner, SCs-STs Welfare.
Shivshekhar Shukla (1994 batch), who was secretary, mining resources department and managing director of Mining Development Corporation, has now been posted as registrar general and superintendent of Stamps. He also holds the charge of secretary, commercial tax department. Shukla was replaced by Manohar Lal Dube (2000 batch).
The government has appointed Ajatshatru Shrivastava (1996 batch), as commissioner Bhopal. He was serving as commissioner-cum-director, state archaeology and managing director of State Warehouse Corporation. He replaced SB Singh (1993 batch), who has been appointed as managing director of Laghu Udyog Nigam (LUN). Shrivastava will also hold additional charge of commissioner Narmadapuram division.
Manohar Agnani (1993 batch), commissioner of food and civil supplies has been appointed as commissioner, Sagar division. Until now, Gulshan Bamra, commissioner Jabalpur, was holding additional charge of this division.
The government has also appointed Arun Kochar (1994 batch) as excise commissioner from his present position of secretary, Lokayukta. He replaced Rakesh Shrivastava (1993 batch) who has been appointed as managing director of Mandi Board.
The government also shifted Shobhit Jain (2000 batch), managing director of state cooperatives dairy federation to Indore as labour commissioner. Similarly, Anand Sharma, additional secretary, GAD (general administration department) has been shifted to Indore as additional divisional commissioner, stated an official communique.
6 IAS, including three collectors, transferred
Our Correspondent, 20 July 2016
Bhopal : The state government has transferred 6 IAS officers, including three collectors. After complaints by local politicians during the Sahdol Assembly by elections,
the Anuppur collector is being removed ans deputy secretary, Home, Ajay Singh is being made collector in his place, while recently promoted Abhay Kumar Verma is being given charge as Sidhi collector.
Even after the second list of IAS transfers, the post of Sagar commissioner, which fell vacant after the retirement of RK Mathur remain so. Additional commissioner Alka Shrivastava holds charge as Sagar commisioner.
>> Narendra Parmar, from Anuppur collector, to dy Secy, Secretariat
>> Patiram Katroliya, from addl collector, Khargon, to addl controller (NVDA)
>> Ajay Kumar Sharma, from dy Secy(Home), to Anuppur collector
>> Abhay Kumar Verma, from GM(Warehouse), to Sidhi collector
>> Vishesh Ghadpale, from Sidhi collector, to Katni collector
>>Urmila Surendra Shukla, from addl director(Vyapam), to dy secy, Secretariat.
Sujata Singh to be India’s Next Foreign Secretary
Our Correspondent, 3 July 2013
NEW DELHI : Sujata Singh, currently envoy to Germany, will be India’s next foreign secretary following an approval of her appointment by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. 59-year-old Singh, a 1976-batch IFS officer, was a close contender for the top job along with India’s Ambassador to China S Jaishankar, who is a batch junior to her. His name was doing the rounds because of his excellent service record particularly as envoy to China.
Anil Goswami Takkes Charge as New Home Secretary
Our Correspondent, 1 July 2013
NEW DELHI : Senior IAS officer Anil Goswami, a seasoned hand on J&K affairs, took charge as the new Union home secretary. 58-year-old Gosiwami, a 1978-batch IAS officer, is the first bureaucrat from J&K to rise to the post of home secretary and will have a two-year tenure. He took charge from incumbent RK Singh, who retired on Sunday. A resident of Jammu, Goswami was appointed as Officer on Special Duty on April 26, prior to his taking over as home secretary. His name was cleared by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet headed by the prime minister.
Jhulka is new I&B secy
New Delhi : Bimal Jhulka, special secretary and Financial advisor in the ministry of external affairs, has been appointed as the secretary in the information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry.
He succeeds U K Varma who retires on June 30. He is an IAS officer of the 1979 batch of Madhya Pradesh cadre.
MS Gupta elected state IPS association president
Bhopal : Senior Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Railways, Maithili Sharan Gupta has been elected as president of the IPS association of Madhya Pradesh.
The IPS association polls were held last evening as the president and commandant 7th Batallion, Pramod Varma as secretary, association sources said on Wednesday.
Besides, inspector generals Sanjeev Shami, Sonali Mishra and superintendent of police (SP) K B Sharma were elected as members of the body.